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Research and analysis on Africa and sub-saharan Africa. To see the work of the RUSI Africa Programme, visit http://www.rusi.org/africa
The lessons learned from disrupting Daesh financing must be applied to the unchecked funding of Al-Shabaab, the jihadist fundamentalist group based in East Africa.
France appears to be relying on force to patch up problems in Africa, and particularly in Libya. None of this is compatible with President Macron’s lofty foreign policy declarations.
A changing climate is rapidly transforming the country.
Alexandria Reid reviews Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A History and Analysis of the African Union Mission (AMISOM), 2007–2017, by Paul D. Williams.
Sudan in transition: Two broad factors that will determine what happens now
South Sudan needs a new defence policy.
A wave of protests sweeping the country may, unlike previous crises, be quite significant.
The government of Abiye Ahmed has taken admirable steps to reform Ethiopia’s political life. It needs to do more in the months ahead, and in a more coherent manner.
Tom Keatinge, Cathy Haenlein and Alexandria Reid
The continued failure to target the proceeds of the illegal wildlife trade is undermining the response to this transnational crime.
Sue Onslow reviews Total Onslaught: War and Revolution in Southern Africa Since 1945, by Paul Moorcraft.
James Khalil, Rory Brown, Chris Chant, Peter Olowo and Nick Wood
This report examines efforts in Somalia to disengage and deradicalise former members of Al-Shabaab through the Serendi rehabilitation centre. This programme is designed to weaken the group's...
Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai is the Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria and addressed RUSI Members on current Nigerian land operations and the fight against Boko Haram.
To coincide with the London Somalia Conference 2017, The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (ICEPCVE) hosts a...
RUSI marked the launch of a landmark study giving the most detailed picture yet of the range of security threats posed by poaching and wildlife trafficking.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, RUSI’s Under 35s Forum a panel discussion on the role of women in peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction
In celebration of International Women’s Day, RUSI’s Under 35s Forum is proud to host a panel discussion on economic empowerment for women and the role of public-private partnerships in addressing...
With Ethiopia’s border now open, why are Eritreans still fleeing to Sudan?
Sudan: From People Smuggling to Human Trafficking
Britain risks 'open ended' conflict in Mali in bid to protect European security
Al-Shabaab Bans Plastic Bags To Protect 'Humans And Animals'